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Conclusion – cities need families

Anne Power

in City survivors

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9781847420503
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301875 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420503.003.0008
Conclusion – cities need families

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This chapter draws together evidence from the families in the study that: a) disadvantaged neighbourhoods make family life difficult; b) in order to survive families build local community links; c) that families make cities more humane; and d) cities work better when they support family life. It notes that families generate much of the social capital on which society as a whole flourishes. It also explores the dynamics of urban neighbourhoods from the perspective of parents and poses questions concerning the impact of neighbourhood conditions on family life, the issue of unpopular areas to work for families with children, strengthening community ties, and forms of interventions to counter the uncontrollable pressure on families of extremely rapid change.

Keywords: disadvantaged neighbourhoods; community links; families; family life; urban neighbourhoods; parents; interventions

Chapter.  5950 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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